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10 things you didn’t know about Saunas

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USE THE SAUNA TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM!
Tension fades. Muscles unwind. Mentally, we emerge relaxed, revived and ready for whatever the day may bring.

1. Saunas relieve stress.
It’s a warm, quiet space without any distractions where you can clear your mind and stimulate the release of endorphins.2. Saunas relax muscles and soothe aches/pains in both muscles and joints.
During your visit at a sauna, your body releases endorphins. The release of endorphins can have a mild, enjoyable “tranquilizing effect” that helps alleviate soreness and promoting blood circulation.
3. Saunas flush toxins.
However, deep sweating in a sauna can help reduce levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury and chemical – which are all toxins commonly absorbed just from interacting with our daily environments.
4. Sauna cleanses the skin.
Heat bathing is one of the oldest beauty and/or health strategies in terms of cleansing one’s skin. When the body begins to produce sweat via deep sweating, the skin is then cleansed and dead skin cells are replaced – keeping your skin in good working condition5. Saunas can induce a deeper sleep.
Research has shown that a deeper, more relaxed sleep can result from sauna use. In addition to the release of endorphins (see above), body temperatures, which become elevated in the late evening,fall at bedtime. 

6. Saunas boost your metabolism!
As your body works to cool itself down after a sauna session, there is substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate.
7. Saunas improve cardiovascular performance.
Each time you rapidly change temperature (from hot to cool or vice-versa), your heart rate increases by as much as 60%, which is very comparable to the increase experienced during moderate exercise..

8. Saunas burn calories.
Studies show that a sauna session can burn upwards of 300 calories.
9. Saunas can help fight illness.
As the body is exposed to the heat of a sauna and steam (in the case of traditional saunas), it produces white blood cells more rapidly, which in turn helps to fight illnesses and helps to kill viruses.

10. Saunas just feel good.